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Dracula (1931) Poster

(1931)

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Renfield: Rats. Rats. Rats! Thousands! Millions of them! All red blood! All these will I give you if you will obey me.

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Count Dracula: I am Dracula.

Renfield: Oh, it's really good to see you. I don't know what happened to the driver and my luggage and... Well, and with all this, I thought I was in the wrong place.

Count Dracula: I bid you welcome.

[Dracula goes up the stairs. Renfield starts to follow him. Suddenly, Dracula hears wolves howling]

Count Dracula: Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

[Dracula goes up the steps and waits for Renfield, who, without difficulty, cuts open a hole in a huge spider's web using his walking stick]

Count Dracula: The spider spinning his web for the unwary fly. The blood is the life, Mr. Renfield.

Renfield: Why, er... yes.

Count Dracula: For one who has not lived even a single lifetime, you're a wise man, Van Helsing.

Count Dracula: Listen to them. Children of the night. What music *they* make.

Doctor Seward: But, Professor Van Helsing, modern medical science does not admit of such a creature! The vampire is a pure myth, superstition.

Van Helsing: I may be able to bring you proof that the superstition of yesterday can become the scientific reality of today.

Innkeeper: Castle Dracula?

Renfield: Yes. That's where I'm going.

Innkeeper: To the castle?

Renfield: Yes.

Innkeeper: No. You musn't go there. We people of the mountains believe in the castle there are vampires. Dracula and his wives - they take the form of wolves and bats. They leave their coffins at night and they feed on the blood of the living.

Count Dracula: Van Helsing.

[Van Helsing turns to face Count Dracula]

Count Dracula: Now that you have learned what you have learned, it would be well for you to return to your own country.

Van Helsing: I prefer to remain and protect those whom you would destroy.

Count Dracula: You are too late. My blood now flows through her veins. She will live through the centuries to come, as I have lived.

Van Helsing: Should you escape us, Dracula. We know how to save Miss Mina's soul if not her life.

Count Dracula: If she dies by day. But I shall see that she dies by night.

Van Helsing: And I will have Carfax Abbey torn down, stone by stone, excavated a mile around. I will find your earth-box and drive that stake through your heart.

Count Dracula: Come here.

[Dracula raises his hand to hypnotise Van Helsing]

Count Dracula: Come here.

[Van Helsing takes three hypnotised steps towards Dracula but soon steps back, resisting Dracula's hypnotic power over him]

Count Dracula: Your will is strong, Van Helsing.

[Van Helsing reaches out for his crucifix as Dracula looms toward him]

Count Dracula: More wolfbane?

Van Helsing: More effective than wolfbane, Count.

Count Dracula: Indeed.

[Dracula lunges towards Van Helsing. Van Helsing holds up the crucifix. Dracula snarls and turns away. Van Helsing, in triumph, puts away the crucifix]

Count Dracula: I am Dracula. I bid you welcome.

Count Dracula: To die, to be *really* dead, that must be glorious!

Mina Seward: Why, Count Dracula!

Count Dracula: There are far worse things awaiting man than death.

Van Helsing: The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him.

Van Helsing: A moment ago, I stumbled upon a most amazing phenomena. Something so incredible, I mistrust my own judgement. Look.

Count Dracula: Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

[first lines]

Young Girl Passenger: [reading from a Transylvanian tourist brochure] "Among the rugged peaks that crown down upon the Borgo Pass are found crumbling castles of a bygone age."

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Renfield: No, no, master. I wasn't going to say anything, I told them nothing. I am loyal to you master.

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Renfield: I'm loyal to you, Master, I am your slave, I didn't betray you! Oh, no, don't! Don't kill me! Let me live, please! Punish me, torture me, but let me live! I can't die with all those lives on my conscience! All that blood on my hands!

[Dracula picks up Renfield with his bony hands and in a few seconds, Renfield dies]

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Martin: Aren't you ashamed now? Aren't you? Spiders now, is it? Flies ain't good enough!

Renfield: Flies? Flies? Poor puny things! Who wants to eat flies?

Martin: You do, you loony!

Renfield: Not when I can get nice fat spiders!

Martin: All right, have it your own way.

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Van Helsing: Gentlemen, we are dealing with the undead.

Scholar: Nosferatu

Van Helsing: Yes, Nosferatu.

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Count Dracula: This is very old wine. I hope you will like it.

Renfield: Aren't you drinking?

Count Dracula: I never drink wine.

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Renfield: I'm loyal to you Master, I 'm your slave, I didn't betray you! Oh no, don't! Don't kill me! Let me live, please! Punish me - torture me - but let me live! I can't die with all those lives on my conscience, all that blood on my hands!

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Van Helsing: You'll die in torment if you die with innocent blood on your soul.

Renfield: God will not damn a poor lunatic's soul. He knows that the powers of evil are too great for those with weak minds.

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Lucy Weston: Lofty timbers, the walls around are bare, echoing to our laughter as though the dead were there... Quaff a cup to the dead already, hooray for the next to die!

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Maid: He's crazy!

Martin: They're all crazy. They're all crazy except you and me. Sometimes I have my doubts about you.

Maid: Yes.

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Count Dracula: The spider spinning his web for the unwary fly... The blood is the life, Mr. Renfield.

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Mina Seward: ...I heard dogs howling. And when the dream came, it seemed the whole room was filled with mist. It was so thick, I could just see the lamp by the bed, a tiny spark in the fog. And then I saw two red eyes glaring at me. And a white livid face came down out of the mist. It came closer and closer. I felt its breath on my face and then its lips... oh!

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Renfield: [overhearing Van Helsing discussing vampires] Isn't this a strange conversation, for people who aren't crazy?

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Count Dracula: [tries to hypnotize Van Helsing and fails] Your will is strong.

[tries to attack]

Van Helsing: [takes out a crucifix without fear] Indeed.

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Mina Seward: [doing an impression of Dracula] It reminds me of the broken battlements of my own castle in Transylvania.

[chuckles]

Mina Seward: Oh, Lucy, you're so romantic!

Lucy Weston: Laugh all you like. I think he's fascinating.

Mina Seward: Oh, I suppose he's all right. But give me someone a little more normal.

Lucy Weston: Like John?

Mina Seward: Yes, dear, like John.

Lucy Weston: [dreamily] Castle... Dracula... Transylvania!

Mina Seward: Well, Countess! I'll leave you to your count and his ruined abbey!

[both giggle]

Mina Seward: Good night, Lucy.

Lucy Weston: Good night, dear.

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Renfield: He came and stood below my window in the moonlight. And he promised me things, not in words, but by doing them.

Van Helsing: Doing them?

Renfield: By making them happen. A red mist spread over the lawn, coming on like a flame of fire! And then he parted it, and I could see that there were thousands of rats, with their eyes blazing red,l ike his, only smaller. Then he held up his hand, and they all stopped, and I thought he seemed to be saying: "Rats! Rats! Rats! Thousands! Millions of them! All red-blood! All these will I give you! If you will obey me!"

Van Helsing: What did he want you to do?

Renfield: That which has already been done!

[giggles sinisterly]

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Renfield: You know too much to live, Van Helsing!

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Van Helsing: What have you to do with Dracula?

Renfield: DRACULA?... I never even heard the name before

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John Harker: My, what a big bat!

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Martin: [Referring to Renfield] I've heard to wolves howling at night he thinks that are talking to him. He's CRAZY!

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